10 May 2017

Unconventional magnetic order in the conical state of MnSi

In the temperature-magnetic field phase diagram, the binary metallic compound MnSi exhibits three magnetic phases below Tc ≈ 29K.An unconventional helicoidal phase is observed in zero field. At moderate field intensity a conical phase sets in. Near Tc, in an intermediate field range, a skyrmion lattice phase appears. Here we show the magnetic structure in the conical phase to strongly depend on the field direction and to deviate substantially from a conventional conical structure.
Facility: SμS

Reference: P. Dalmas de Réotier et al, Physical Review B 95, 180403(R) (2017)

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